Extra: GRB content heads to Africa; “A Night With My Ex” goes global

Twofour’s A Night With My Ex goes global UK-based Twofour Rights has secured format commissions in The Netherlands and Germany for A Night With My Ex. The format, which reunites former lovers to ...
January 15, 2018

Twofour’s A Night With My Ex goes global

UK-based Twofour Rights has secured format commissions in The Netherlands and Germany for A Night With My Ex.

The format, which reunites former lovers to see if they want to rekindle their relationship, was originally commissioned by Channel 5 with a local version produced for Bravo in the U.S.

ITV Studios will be producing a 6 x 60-minute version of the series in Germany for commercial broadcaster Vox, while Dutch broadcaster BNNVARA has commissioned a local version of A Night With My Ex to be produced by Skyhigh TV for NPO3 in the Netherlands.

Twofour also secured a raft of finished program sales for both the UK and U.S. version. France’s M6 has acquired the first and second season of the UK version, as well as the U.S. show for its Teva Channel.

Elsewhere, Digicast in Italy, Corus Entertainment in Canada and Discovery in India have acquired rights to the 10 x 30-minute U.S. version.

New Zealand’s TVNZ, TVN in Poland and Finland’s YLE will be airing the UK version.

GRB Entertainment content heads to Africa 

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment content has been picked up by multiple broadcasters in Africa.

South African broadcaster MNET picked up four series, including a two seasons of the long-running series Braxton Family Values which takes an inside look at the Braxton sisters including Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar and their mother.

The broadcaster also acquired the latest season of Tamar & Vince, a spin-off series from Braxton Family Values. The show follows Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert as they balance their careers with their personal lives as newlyweds.

Rickey Smiley for Real (pictured) follows Rickey Smiley as he tries to juggle his professional career as a nationally syndicated radio host, stand-up comedian, actor, TV personality and businessman with his domestic life.

And in The Next 15, six former reality stars attempt to create their next fifteen minutes of fame.

South Africa’s ETV also picked up Braxton Family Values and The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom. The series gives stay-at-home moms the chance to experience their dream jobs. After experiencing their dream career, they must choose whether to pursue a new career or return home.

And Kenyan-based Africa XP acquired Deion’s Family Playbook, featuring sports legend Deion Sanders.

Smithsonian Channel launches on Hulu and YouTube TV

Smithsonian Channel has launched on streaming platforms Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

Live linear and on-demand content and TV Everywhere authentication from the channel is now included with Hulu’s live TV plan.

Smithsonian Channel – a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution – is also on YouTube TV with live linear, VOD and TVE.

Hulu with Live TV subscribers can watch the channel’s programming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, 2017 Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast, Nintendo Switch and Xbox.

Among the network’s slate of programming are series including America in Color, The Lost Tapes, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as the specials The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan





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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.